• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Dunes Trail to Lake MI

Distance

Round trip is 3.5 miles and may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition

Terrain

Steep, rugged dunes

Vegetation

Grasses, shrubs and wildflowers of the dunes

Comments

This strenuous hike starts at the Dune Climb and ends at Lake Michigan. Be sure to wear sun screen, take enough water, and wear (or at least take along) hiking shoes or sandals.

 

Download a map in pdf format.

 
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Dune Hiking Trails
NPS Map 2006
 
Dune Trail
View from the Dune Trail to Lake MI.
Kerry Kelly 2005

Did You Know?

Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is an endangered species that makes its home on the wide open beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Several nesting pairs have made the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore their home. Their nesting areas have been marked so they will not be disturbed.